Category: Musings & Observations

The Expert in the Room

October 6, 2017

This is my mantra. I’m a woman (obviously). I work in a male dominated industry in an “administrative support role” as the upper echelons view it. As a result, I have to constantly prove myself. So what do I do? I refuse to be deferential simply because of my title. I have every right to be […]

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I’m a doodle advocate

October 5, 2017

“When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive.” – Milton Glaser Doodling facilitates thinking, makes ideas tangible, soothes frazzled nerves, and even makes it easier to recall dull information. In short, doodling is good for the brain.

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Love yourself as much as Kanye loves Kanye

October 4, 2017

I attended a lecture by Alex Center, Design Director at Coca-Cola, titled “Find Your Inner Kanye” where he advised us designers to love ourselves as much as Kanye loves Kanye. As anyone knows, Kanye has a ridiculous amount of self-confidence. Like a damaged-frontal-lobe-causing-a-complete-inability-to-moderate-behavior-or-thinking kind of confidence. Kanye has made such memorable remarks as “I am […]

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Mr. Rocket Man

September 30, 2017

What’s the point of creating art that exposes one’s own political opinion? Isn’t it self-indulgent? Ineffectual? When has art ever changed someone’s political stance? And aren’t you usually singing to the choir anyway? I do it not in a vain attempt to influence but rather from an imperative to communicate—to express my dissent. I believe […]

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Imposter Syndrome. It’s a real thing. Thank god.

September 26, 2017

Imposter Syndrome. It’s a real thing. Thank god. Imposter Syndrome is when perfectly competent people feel like they don’t know what they’re doing and are waiting for someone to expose them as a fraud. Interestingly, imposter syndrome is worst among high performers. Amy Cuddy talks about it in her book “Presence.” She says that imposter […]

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Lost in DC

September 23, 2017

How did “President Trump” happen? A culture on the brink of collapse clinging to traditions and so-called moral conventions? A product of the self-esteem movement gone horribly wrong? Or are we just a group of people scared shitless making irrational decisions based on our own arbitrary system of values-issues we can easily comprehend and feel […]

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Surrender to the Idea of Mediocrity

December 4, 2016

I recently watched a wonderful talk by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. The talk was titled “The Humble Journey to Greatness.” During the talk she discusses her struggle of trying to finish her first book that she started while pursuing her Master’s degree. At age 33, […]

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The Rally

November 23, 2016

There is something dangerously ignorant about living in a content bubble where the only information you are exposed to exclusively supports your own ideas of the world. My heart grieves for the willful ignorance of humanity and my own arrogant smugness. How did we end up here? Never again will I assume that I understand […]

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